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Orion - SkyQuest XT6 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night


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Orion - SkyQuest XT6 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night


- Locate more than 14,000 fascinating celestial objects with pushbutton ease with included controller
- 150mm aperture and 1200mm focal length (f/8.0) for brighter, more detailed images
- Features a streamlined Dobsonian base for unflinching stability and superior balance
- Includes 2 eyepieces, finder scope, focuser, and FREE Starry Night astro software
- One-year limited warranty

This remarkable scope combines powerful 150mm-diameter reflector optics with point-and-view simplicity in one nicely portable package. And with the included IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator, even the novice stargazer can pinpoint the location of 14,000+ celestial wonders stored in the IntelliScope's databank. It's like having your own personal tour guide to the universe!

You just select an object to observe using the Object Locator's illuminated menu buttons (Galaxies, Clusters, Nebulas, etc.), or choose a pre-set tour of the best objects, then press Enter. The IntelliScope's high-resolution, 9,216-step digital encoders direct the telescope right to the object, placing it squarely in the eyepiece.

The XT6 IntelliScope houses a big 150mm parabolic mirror with 80% more light grasp than a 4.5" mirror, for brighter, more detailed images. The streamlined Dobsonian base offers unflinching stability yet easy portability.

The scope comes equipped with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, eyepiece rack, navigation knob, two Plossal eyepieces, and now a 6x30 right-angle correct-image finder scope.

Whether you use your XT6 with or without the Object Locator (you can always add it later), find out just how fun a smarter, well-made beginner's scope can be. One year limited warranty.

Product Specifications:

Use Astronomy
User level Beginner
Optical design Reflector
Optical diameter 150mm
Focal length 1200mm
Focal ratio f/8.0
Optics type Parabolic
Glass material Soda-lime plate
Eyepieces included Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
Magnification with included eyepieces 48x, 120x
Resolving power 0.77arc-sec
Lowest useful magnification 28x
Highest useful magnification 300x
Limiting stellar magnitude 13.5
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 6x30 Correct-image, right angle
Focuser 1.25" Rack-and-pinion
Secondary mirror obstruction 34mm
Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter 23%
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 5%
Mirror coatings/over-coatings Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
Mount style Dobsonian
Astro-imaging capability Simple moon shots
Computerized compatibility Intelliscope included
Alignment procedure 2-Star Alignment
Number of objects in database 14,000+
Bearing material Teflon and UHMW bearings
Power requirement 9-volt battery
Available ports RS-232
Tube material Steel
Tripod material Wood
Length of optical tube 45.5 in.
Weight, optical tube 13.5 lbs.
Weight, mount/tripod 20.9 lbs.
Weight, fully assembled 34.4 lbs.
Additional included accessories IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator HC, Eyepiece rack, Collimation cap
Warranty One year

Included Items:

Optical tube assembly
25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
IntelliScope object locator hand controller
6x30 finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Collimation cap
Eyepiece rack
Dust cap
Eyepiece rack mounting wood screws
Tensioning/Retaining knobs
Tensioning knob nylon washer
Tensioning knob metal washer
Nylon retaining knob spacer
Handle mounting hex-head screws
Handle mounting screw washers
Crescent wrench
Azimuth encoder board
Encoder connector board
Encoder disk
Left panel
Right panel
Front brace
Top base plate
Ground base plate
Base assembly wood screws
Hex key
Plastic feet
Feet attachment wood screws
Encoder board mounting wood screws
Brass bushing
Azimuth axis hex-head screw
Fender washers
Hex lock nut
Altitude bearing cylinders
Altitude bearing cylinder screws
Vertical stop knob
Flat washers
Altitude encoder assembly
Coil cable
Altitude encoder cable (53")
Azimuth encoder cable (24")
Wire retaining clips
Hook-and-loop strips
Plastic bumper
Wood screws
Nylon washers
9V battery
Starry Night special edition software

Additional Information

Name Orion - SkyQuest XT6 IntelliScope with Object Locator w/ FREE Starry Night
Manufacturer Orion
Model 27138